Group warns corrupt politicians
AS the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) rolls out time table for the 2012 local government polls in Benue State, civil society organisations in the state have vowed to stop corrupt politicians from contesting any elective office in the coming polls.
Addressing a press conference in Makurdi, the state capital, President of G10 organisation, Comrade Andrew Agbese expressed concern that some politicians with corrupt tendencies are already plotting to hijack positions at the third-tier of government, vowing his group would thwart such moves.
Comrade Agbese noted that these politicians had in the past held political appointments such as special advisers, commissioners, ministers, but failed to impact positively on the lives of the people.
“It has come to our knowledge that some persons with questionable characters with very corrupt background and fraudulent nature and who have milked the treasury of our beloved state dry in the state are again conspiring to seize the affairs of Benue in 2015 using the coming local government election as a stepping stone. We say no to this selfish politicians”, Agbese stressed.